He is trained and board certified in all facets of general neurosurgery and is privileged to be one of a handful of neurosurgeons with training in both neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgery.
He completed a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the prestigious University of California, San Diego, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, a department that nationally ranks in the top 10 percent.
Dr. Ramakrishnan completed an additional fellowship in cranial-spinal trauma and his residency in neurosurgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Southern California where he additionally served as a clinical instructor, training neurosurgery residents.
He completed his medical degree at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus of Virginia Tech and his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
He has been published on the topics of neurosurgery, specifically spine surgery and traumatic brain injury, in such publications as the Journal of Neurosurgery and Surgical Neurology International, and has also authored a chapter in a medical book.